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Xine Volume 7 issue 1 - January 2007

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year and welcome to Xine, the source for Xenopus news and information now in its 7th year.

Here's what's happening...

From Janet Heasman and Chris Wylie

Dear Colleagues,

The Cold Spring Harbor "Developmental Biology of Xenopus"course will be held on April 14-24 2007.

This is the last time Chris Wylie and myself will be instructors. The course program and faculty are listed below. The sixteen researchers taking the course are graduate students, post-docs and PIs. The course is open to investigators from all countries and is suitable for those new to the field as well as for those wanting an update. The schedule for this year is shown below.

Interested applicants should go to the CSH website at: to apply for the course.

The application deadline is January 15th.

Sincerely Janet Heaman

Grant news

The deadline is fast approaching for applications regarding Genetic and Genomic Analyses of Xenopus. This funding opportunity is a Program Announcement with a special Review (PAR); there is one receipt date per year for each of the next two years: January 18, 2007 & 2008. Applications received for each receipt date will be reviewed together in a study section convened specifically for them.

The details are described at


Call for content

Xine could be used to disseminate information and protocols of general utility to the research community. In order for this to occur, please send any such contributions to the editor who will include them in a future (or special) issue of Xine.

If you wish to read Xine in html format and/or see back issues, they are available at the following places

Links to useful sources of information for Xenopus (in no particular order)

general interest and utility - Trans NIH Xenopus initiative - Harland lab X. tropicalis site - Grainger lab X. tropicalis site - Amy Sater's X. tropicalis genetic map - Information on the X. tropicalis listserver - Troplist archives. Lots of good information here. - Peter Vize's Xenopus �ber database - Zimmerman Lab X. tropicalis website, database of mutants - Maureen Hoatlin's Xenopus Wiki

genomic resources - XDB at NIBB - Naoto Ueno's X. laevis EST database - Xenopus gene collection - full length collection at the Gurdon Institute - JGI X. tropicalis genome site with browser and other info   AXELDB - Christof Niehrs' Xenopus database

Subscription information

I have constructed the Xine mailing list from serveral sources. As always, if you are not on the list and wish to be, want to update your e-mail address or would rather not receive it at all, please contact Bruce Blumberg (

Until next time,